Thursday, August 8, 2013

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Tricycle Daily Dharma August 8, 2013

On Gender

There’s a strong streak of anti-essentialism in feminism, just as there is in Buddhism. It is the understanding that something like gender is not fixed or absolute, that not all women or men have some masculine or feminine essence that defines us. To put it in Buddhist terms, gender has no 'self-nature.'
- Nancy Baker, "Of Samurai and Sisterhood"
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